The Second Sunday in Lent – February 28

11:00 a.m. on Facebook, YouTube
11:00 a.m., In Person, Outdoor, in the south lot   
Weather Permitting. Reserve your spot –
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Holy Communion Distribution in the parking lot.


This Sunday we again hear Jesus’ prediction about his future and Peter’s protest at Caesarea Philippi. Peter doesn’t like what Jesus has to say about Jesus’ mission. So Peter has the chutzpah to tell Jesus that Jesus is wrong. Or was Peter just in over his head? Or did Peter see just enough of his own changed future in what Jesus said that Peter just had to speak up? Was Peter’s self-interest at stake? Was Peter defending Jesus out of his love for Jesus? The answer could be “yes” to all these motivations and more. We can recognize ourselves in Peter’s multivalent protest against Jesus’ self-defined dire future. Jesus saw what was coming as the cost of discipleship; as the cost of being radically Jewish enough to be committed absolutely to God’s compassion for all who suffer. How could Peter affirm *that*? How can we?

Throughout Lent, healing prayer and anointing are offered after receiving communion at outdoor worship. Healing stations are set up on both sides of the parking lot so that one may receive a safely distanced blessing and self-administered anointing, if so desired.

Make your reservation for worship this Sunday now by emailing Deadline is Saturday noon. We have yet to reach the limit of 60 sign ups, so there’s plenty of room. Children are welcome – be sure to ask the ushers for our one-time-use worship bags.

We will have drive-thru communion in the front parking lot at Rice Blvd from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Lent – Worship into Faith Faith into Worship

For Lent all members and friends are invited to
take advantage of two faith formation offerings that will lead to renewed appreciation and maybe deeper levels of understanding of faith and worship.

On Sundays, the Forum will study how faith is expressed and formed in worship, with Pastor David Roschke and Cantor Rick Erickson

Thursdays in Lent Pastor Larson presents a class Paul Tillich’s book “The Dynamics of Faith.” Continue reading

Lenten Midweek Vespers

Wednesday, February 24 at 6:00 p.m.
For our Lent 2021 season, Christ the King Lutheran Church offers a weekly organ vespers for our mid-week meditation with Lent specific pieces, prayers, brief reflections. For our first organ vespers of Lent, Music Associate, Mary Joy Silmaro presents works by Buxtehude, Austin Lovelace, and Brahms. Vicar Sergio Rodriguez offers up a reading from St. Augustine’s confession; faith as resolution to inner turmoil. Thank you for joining us today! Next week’s organ vespers features organist, Rick Erickson, and a selection offered by Rev. Dr. Duane Larson.


Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday, our launch into Lent, is not only about sacrifice and surely not about pretended humility. Ash Wednesday grows in popularity with non-institutionally religious people because it is honest about our limits and our mortality.  Honest Christian faith affirms Lent as a time again to “live trustingly in the skin God gave us.” Living so honestly and thus so fully, we’ll also gladly receive what God gives after! Join us, then, on Ash Wednesday and through Lent, as we reflect anew on the meaning of trust.

Christ the King Facebook Page

Christ the King YouTube – Ash Wednesday service

Ash Wednesday Bulletin

Ash Wednesday – Taking Faith Home